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Yang's Malaysian Food Truck, Sydney

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It took Yang's Malaysian Food Truck owner and head chef Alex Wong several career re-starts before he realised that cooking was where he needed to be. Wong enrolled in health science at Sydney University, dropped out and then spent the...Show More Summary

Okonomiyaki, Kuromon Ichiba Market and all-you-can-eat Gyukaku Yakiniku barbecue, Osaka

You can't visit Osaka without eating takoyaki. You'll find this classic Osaka street food everywhere, its production a show in itself as the takoyaki warriors spin, flick and stab each puddle of batter until they emerge as perfectlyShow More Summary

Geoff Jansz Farm Table Restaurant at the Fitzroy Inn, Mittagong

I grew up with Geoff Jansz on the telly. Didn't we all? What's Cooking at 11am on Channel 9 was a daily ritual during those halcyon days of university. His laugh. His charm. That hair. I still remember the time he looked straight down the barrel of the camera and said "I always get comments about my hair. Show More Summary

Nara deer and Johnny's Fried Chicken, Japan

Japan's fondness for deer goes beyond simple affection. According to Shinto religion, deer were sacred and divine messengers from god. Today they're emblematic of the city of Nara, where the wild deer population of 1,200 freely roam the sprawling public grounds of Nara Park. Show More Summary

Ramen at Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

It takes fifteen kilos of chicken meat, bones, necks and whole carcasses to make the ramen stock each day at Chaco Bar. Everything gets tumbled into Chef Keita Abe's 70-litre stock pot, a new kitchen purchase that has effectively doubled the number of ramen bowls he can produce each day. Show More Summary

Kyoto Ramen Street, Nishiki Market and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

If there's one place guaranteed to instil instant calm, it's the bamboo forest at Arashiyama in Kyoto. The dense forest of bamboo soars so far up it almost obscures your view of the sky. Each bamboo stalk can surge to a height of upShow More Summary

Firedoor, Surry Hills

You could say that Firedoor is the hottest restaurant in Surry Hills right now - dotted with food journalists, celebrities and chefs every night of the week - but that would ignore the real reason they're here: Lennox Hastie. His obsession with fire is at the heart of Firedoor. Show More Summary

Nagano snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park

Snow monkeys are Japanese macaques, a species native to Japan that are best known for chilling out in outdoor natural hot springs against a stark backdrop of snow. The easiest way to see them is at Jigokudani Monkey Park just outside...Show More Summary

Kanazawa gold leaf soft serve, giant seafood and the Ninja Temple

A soft serve cone covered in edible gold leaf?! You bet we ate one. Cos if you're gonna add bling to your street snacks, it may as well be the 24 karat kind. It's no coincidence we found this beauty in Kanazawa which translates as "marsh of gold" in Japanese. Show More Summary

Toyama black ramen, firefly squid and a Cheap Eats cover story for Good Food

I'm back. If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know I've just returned from a three-week holiday in Japan. The buy-one-get-one-free Jetstar sale tickets were too hard to resist. What did we do? Ate non-stop. We licked our...Show More Summary

Peranakan Place, Auburn

Relax, there’s no hydrogen cyanide left in the buah keluak seed by the time it ends up in your meal here. The seed is found inside the "football fruit" of the keluak tree native to the swamps of southeast Asia – and thanks to that volatile acid, is highly poisonous. Show More Summary

Crispy Cluckers, Newington

Have you ever been to Newington? The development that was once the Sydney Olympic Village is now a quaint suburban neighbourhood that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere. There's a Korean grocery store, a Woolworths supermarket and a whole row of restaurants and cafes catering for locals. Show More Summary

La Cocina de la Abuela, Marrickville

There’s something you need to know about the huaraches gigantes here. It’s not gigantic – it’s colossal. The 40cm long torpedo of homemade fried tortilla dough laden with chicken, chorizo, capsicum, lettuce and fresh cheese is called...Show More Summary

Surly's, Surry Hills

American bbq? Sydney still can't get enough. The newly opened Surly's combines a laidback American bar - complete with neon beer signs, bar stools and widescreen TVs - with a hearty rib-sticking bbq menu of smoked brisket, cornbreadShow More Summary

Mr Bing jianbing pancakes, Chippendale

Who said Sydney doesn't do street food? The jianbing is a streetside snack you'll find all over Beijing and Taipei, a thin pancake or crepe cooked to order and eaten hot and fresh off the griddle. They come with all kinds of fillings,...Show More Summary

Taste of Cho at Market City, Haymarket Chinatown

You know which one I'm talking about. There's a food kiosk in Market City that always has a queue of people twenty-deep no matter what time of day. There's a good reason. Taste of Cho doesn't just cater for homesick Taiwanese uni students. Show More Summary

Ashin Japanese Restaurant, Campsie

Sushi train or a la carte menu? If you place yourself carefully at Ashin Japanese Restaurant, you can manage both, nabbing a table that's big enough to accommodate all your ordered dishes as well as staying within reach of the sushiShow More Summary

Cuba Dupa, Seal Coast Safari and Farmers Markets - A Weekend in Wellington

Three hours in the car gets you to about Bathurst from Sydney, but hop on a plane and you could be in Wellington instead. It's a proposition that makes an overseas mini-break doable in a weekend. Positively Wellington Tourism offered...Show More Summary

Indo Rasa, Kingsford

If you’ve always been unsure about what to order at an Indonesian restaurant, Indo Rasa is the perfect place to start figuring it out. The pictorial menu – that’s 61 shots spread over 11 pages – makes order-by-pointing a much more accurate...Show More Summary

The Palace Tea Room, QVB, Sydney

It's an age old question: which goes first on the scone? The jam or the cream? Sure you need good lashings of both - but the order in which you dress a scone inevitably crops up at every afternoon tea. All it takes is a raised eyebrow...Show More Summary

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